Thursday, August 20, 2009
Back to Montagne?
Regular readers will remember that long ago I started a series blogging through Ray LaMontagne's genius record "Till The Sun Turns Black."
I want to get back to this. I have been listening to the second cut on the album titled "Empty" and have conflicting thoughts. Is this song about how even erotic and passionate love can leave one empty and estranged? Or, is this a break-up tune? Is the narrator recalling images of his previous relationship and lamenting about its demise? Or is he experiencing this country love and yet experiencing estrangement in the midst of love?
I love the song, and began to evaluate the lyrics in a critical way so as to enjoy it more. But I am stumped. I have an inkling, but want to throw it open to any Montagne fans who care...